Dubai
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 11

Horizon English School

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
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Number of students

738

Number of nationalities represented in the school

47

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

1% local : 99% international

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

English as an Additional Language program

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level. Children are expected to read every day.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Horizon's assessments take into consideration the whole child. Horizon observes communication skills, social development, behaviour, attitude, manners, and physical development – both large and small motor control and academic levels. Horizon is also interested in specific talents in any field – musical, sporting or artistic, as well as academic.

Assessments for Foundation 1 and Foundation 2 are based primarily on observation of the child at play, engaging her/him in conversation. Horizon observes children at play in the playground looking at physical development and body awareness. If possible we may visit your child at their nursery school. These are normally completed by end-November.

Horizon takes its time to allow it to get to know your child and assessments will normally take 30-50 minutes. All assessments are conducted either individually or in the company of a small group to ensure that it is a relaxed, stress-free experience.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

School start time

7:30

School finish time

KG1: Sunday - Wednesday: 13:00, Thursday: 12:50
KG2: Sunday - Wednesday: 13:40, Thursday: 12:50
KG3 - G5: Sunday - Wednesday: 14:40, Thursday: 13:00

Sports activities included

Badminton, football, swimming, athletics, basketball, tennis, netball, rugby, handball, cricket, rounders, gymnastics

Sports facilities at the school

Horizon has excellent sports facilities including a large swimming pool, large sports hall, two dance studios, tennis courts and a multi-purpose grass pitch which is now floodlit.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Horizon school is a non-selective, private school in Dubai. It provides British curriculum education for international students aged between 3 and 11 years old.

Since its formation in 1992, Horizon has established a rich tradition as a school that cares. Horizon develops its children into kind, creative, tolerant and passionate learners, who are given the opportunity to succeed today, whilst being prepared for the complexities of tomorrow.
Horizon has challenging and rigorous academic expectations, in an inclusive environment where barriers to learning are identified, appreciated and overcome together. Horizon aims to develop the leaders of the future, by surrounding children with opportunities to innovate, critically reflect, collaborate and take ownership of their own learning processes and outcomes.

Teaching approach of the school

Horizon believes that:
- Putting the children’s learning at the heart of everything Horizon does empowers children to explore, discover and make sense of their world.
- Children are active hands on learners.
- Children should make choices, make decisions and develop independence skills.
- Children need to learn through play with others, learning the skills of social interaction.
- Children should follow their own learning journeys developing self-esteem, self-confidence and a sense of their own identity.

Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

School's webpage: www.horizonschooldubai.com
Address: 49th St Dubai United Arab Emirates

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